Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Teach Numbers

If you have a young child (preschool age) who is learning his/her numbers from 1-10, there is an easy and fun activity game that can be played. In this picture, there are big pieces with huge numbers from 1-10. These pieces fit together only in their correct numerical order; there is also the ability to put pegs into each hole. Children learn to count each peg and look at the correct number. This activity is sure to increase your interaction time with your child and help them learn the numbers quickly.

These are only a few of the activities we have at PERC. If these don't interest you, we are sure to have other items that will.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Start a business with and for your kids!

Have you ever passed kids on the side of the road selling lemonade? Did you ever wish that your children could do the same? Now it's time! Create a lemonade stand for your child! With a little motivation and ideas; you can create the lemonade stand that you've always dreamed of!

You will need:
  • Lemonade - either lemons, sugar, and water or frozen concentrate.
  • Ice
  • A Large Pitcher
  • Paper Cups
  • A small table and table cloth
  • Signs
  1. Prepare the lemonade the night before
  2. Make sure there are ice cubes available in the freezer
  3. Make a big colorful sign to advertise your business
  4. Consider offering two sizes-- a large cup and a small cup
  5. On the day of the sale, choose a good location where a lot of people will notice it.
  6. Take along a cooler for ice and a money box with change in it
In our "365 Afterschool Activities" book; it lists activities that you can do with your child, each day of the year! The ideas are great and sure to inspire a fun time with your child. Other fun ideas from this activity book include the "bunny jump," " plant a tree," "Snail Farm," and "Balloon Rocket."

For more ideas come in to PERC in the Orem Public Library and borrow one of our creative activity books!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer Snack Time: Glacier Cool Down

Galactic Glaciers
1 can of pears (drained)
8 oz. Plain Yogurt
3 tbs. Honey
1/2 tsp. Lemon
Few drops food coloring
Few drops almond extract

Combine Items and Blend. Pour into cups, cover with foil. Place popsicle stick in the center and freeze! Then remove foil and rip off cup. Enjoy!

This recipe is just one of many, in the cook book-- "Silly Snacks," (Better Homes and Gardens).

Come to PERC to include other fun recipes for your kids! Keep your kids cool, and have fun with them this summer!
Check out the other fun activities that PERC has to offer you and your children today! We will continue to post new activities for you and your children, and we hope to see you in PERC soon!

Have a great week, we hope you are all Smiles :-)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Don't Forget

1. Items may be checked out for a week
2. You may call 229-7390 (PERC) to renew items for 1 more week
3. Return your items on-time to PERC. There is a late fee, and you will be charged for missing pieces
4. To return, you many drop in the drop box--> make sure to put items in a plastic bag and tie it.
  • There is a drop box at the drive through
  • There is a drop box next to the entrance of PERC
  • If we are open and you are in the library, bring your items into PERC and put them on the return shelf
5. Sign your name on the list as you enter PERC
6. Let us know if we can help you find anything

and finally have fun as you teach your child, children, grandchildren, and students with the many tools PERC has to offer.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

June Summer Success

We had our first Teen Summer Program on June 2nd. There were many games ready for the teens to play.They were able to chose some fun games which included: The Brain Game- a trivia game, Blokus- a thinking and reasoning game, Tutti Frutti- a fun fruit filled game, Chinese Chess- a thinking game, the aMazeing Labyrinth- a thinking and reasoning game, "Timber"- a fun building game, Coda- unlocking other players secret code, and Picture/Picture- a fast and fun recognition game.

The teens enjoyed themselves; there was a lot of laughter and noise. It was a fun first experience for us here at PERC. We can't wait till the next Teen Summer Program on July 7th. Hope to see you there!